Williams leads Lakers past Pelicans 95-91 to end 4-game skid
LOS ANGELES (AP) Lou Williams scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late to snap their four-game losing streak with a 95-91 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
After Julius Randle hit the go-ahead shot with 43 seconds left, Williams added a clutch running jumper with 18 seconds to play. Los Angeles hung on to win the meeting of the Western Conference's worst teams, surviving a back-and-forth fourth quarter for just its ninth win of the season.
Kobe Bryant scored seven points in 16 minutes before leaving for good shortly before halftime due to a sore Achilles tendon.
Tyreke Evans scored 21 points for the Pelicans, who lost their fourth straight. New Orleans struggled late without Anthony Davis, who sat out with a bruised back.